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Doll confusion delays Israel-bound flight from Cyprus

ATHENS Brief panic over a label on a toy box caused a short delay on a flight from Cyprus to Israel on Tuesday when an aircraft cleaner thought it was a warning of a bomb.

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London neighbors engage in 'battle of the balconies' ahead of EU vote

LONDON The debate about Britain's future in the Europe has taken an unexpected new twist: a "battle of the balconies" between north London neighbors unfurling competing pro- and anti-Brexit banners.

25 May 2016

Dubai says opens world's first functioning 3D-printed office

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Tech, Life 24 May 2016

Tortoise in a baby stroller a novelty even for New Yorkers

NEW YORK New York City is filled with oddities that can surprise even the most die-hard New Yorkers and when Henry the tortoise turned up in a stroller in Central Park this week for his daily outing it turned more than a few heads. | Video

20 May 2016

Genes tell how the giraffe got its long neck

LONDON Scientists have sequenced the genome of the giraffe for the first time, uncovering DNA quirks that help explain how the tallest animals on earth developed their remarkably long necks.

Science, 17 May 2016

The man who paints cows

EAST SUSSEX, UK - British painter John Marshall has spent the last decade restricting himself to just one subject: the humble cow. The paintings are big, around 2 meters and, Marshall claims, each bovine has its unique characteristics.  | Video

Life, 16 May 2016